Don't underestimate the risks of flu
Flu vaccination provides the best protection against an unpredictable virus which infects many people and can cause serious illness and death each year. The vaccination is free and recommended yearly for those most at risk of flu. Having your flu vaccination at your GP surgery means that we can record your vaccination in your NHS medical record and can provide the reassurance of a medical team in a clinical environment.
Who is eligible?
- Those aged 65 and over
- Pregnant women
- Anyone living with a long term medical condition, for example: diabetes; asthma; COPD; heart, kidney or liver conditions; brain or nervous system conditions; immune system or spleen conditions
- Children aged 2 and 3 years old (children aged 4 to 7 years will be vaccinated at school)
- People with caring responsibilities
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Autumn 2017 FLU clinics
All our flu clinics have now taken place but you can have your flu jab by calling 01202 710013 to book an appointment.
Have your flu jab at the Surgery and support us
Although the flu jab is being offered by many alternative providers this year, your GP surgery is still a great place to have this done:
- we provide a safe medical environment with an excellent team of Health Care Professionals to hand
- we have direct access to your medical record
- we can check for any other vaccinations you may be entitled to
- we can update your personal details if required
- we can record directly into your notes
What should I do before my flu vaccination?
Inform us if:
- you have ever had a vaccination to a previous flu vaccination
- you are feeling unwell or have a raised temperature
- you are allergic to hen's eggs
Help the clinic run smoothly by taking off your coat and rolling up your sleeve (on the arm you don't write with) before you are called for your vaccination.
What happens after my flu vaccination?
Like all vaccines, flu vaccination can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. You may:
- feel a temporary soreness where you have been injected
- have light swelling and redness at the site of injection
- have achy muscles or joints, a slightly raised temperature, or headache
These symptoms are to be expected and should go away within a day or so. If they last for longer or you have any symptoms that cause you concern, talk to your GP or practice nurse.
For more information on the benefits of flu vaccination visit www.nhs.uk and search "flu".